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Highway-Rail Safety Conference


Conference Details

When:   March 29 & 30, 2017

Where: Courtyard by Marriott Lincoln Downtown/Haymarket, 808 R Street, Lincoln, NE 68508



About the Conference

The 2017 Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa Highway-Rail Safety Conference is being hosted by NDOR.  The annual conference, previously held in Missouri or Kansas, brings together federal, state, railroad, industry officials and consultants to discuss and share ideas seeking to reduce injury and fatal crashes at highway-railroad crossings.



Union Pacific Railroad

BNSF Railway

Kansas City Southern Railway

HDR, Inc.

Oldcastle Precast

Tavla Solutions/Moffatt & Nichol


Presentations from the Conference

FRA Update  |  Ron Ries - Staff Director, Highway-Rail Crossing & Trespasser Programs Division, Federal Railroad Administration

UPRR Inventory Update  |  Melinda Duba - Senior Manager, Union Pacific Railroad

FRA Requirements, Updates, & RIMS  |  Ric Cruz - Director of Transportation Information Services, Tavla Solutions/Moffatt & Nichol

ENS Sign Requirements  |  William Cleveland - Crossing & Trespassing Regional Mgr, Federal Railroad Administration

CFR 646.214 Requirements  |  Phil Meraz - Office of Rail Transportation, Iowa Department of Transportation

Operation Lifesaver Activities Update  |  Julie La Combe - Executive Director, Kansas Operation Lifesaver

Kansas Operation Lifesaver Activities Update  |  Julie La Combe - Executive Director, Kansas Operation Lifesaver

Missouri Operation Lifesaver Activities Update  |  Tim Hull - Executive Director, Missouri Operation Lifesaver

Iowa Operation Lifesaver Activities Update  |  Francis Edeker - State Coordinator, Iowa Operation Lifesaver

Nebraska Operation Lifesaver Activities Update  |  Carol Daley - State Coordinator, Nebraska Operation Lifesaver

Iowa Crossing Replacement Program  |  Phil Meraz - Office of Rail Transportation, Iowa Department of Transportation

University of Nebraska Research Projects  |  Aemal Khattak, Ph.D. - Professor & Associate Chair, Dept. of Civil Engineering & Nebr. Transportation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Preemption - The Rest of the Story  |  Jason Field, P.E. - Moffatt & Nichol

Ethanol Industry Update  |  Megan Grimes - Program Manager, Nebraska Ethanol Board

Rail Mapping as Part of Transportation Infrastructure  |  Dylan Liverman - DevOps Manager, Tavla Solutions/Moffatt & Nichol

HDR Industry Intelligence Report on Crude Oil/Ethanol in 4-State Area  |  Tony Klaumann, P.E. -  HDR, Inc.

Successful Partnerships  |  Roger Figard, P.E. - Executive Director, Railroad Transportation Safety District